3 Eagles named as NCCAA men’s soccer Scholar-Athletes

Senior goalkeeper Tim Spencer was one of three OC men's soccer players to be honored as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes.
Senior goalkeeper Tim Spencer was one of three OC men's soccer players to be honored as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes.

OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 12, 2012) – Three Oklahoma Christian men’s soccer players have been named as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes, matching the highest number of academic honorees in the 27-season history of the program.

OC goalkeepers Connor Davenport and Tim Spencer and midfielder Tommy Guernsey all earned the honor, which went to 103 players at NCCAA-member schools. When OC was a member of the NAIA, the men’s soccer program twice had three Scholar-Athletes: in 1999 (Josh Mullins, Mark Rankin, Glyn Winterbotham) and 2011 (Trey Boykin, Guernsey and Spencer).

To qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must be a junior, senior or graduate student, have completed at least one semester at her/his current university and have a minimum grade point average of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Davenport, a junior electrical engineering major from McKinney, Texas, has a 3.45 GPA. Guernsey, a senior finance major from Broken Arrow, has a 3.64 GPA, while Spencer, a senior sports management major, has a 3.59 GPA.

Guernsey also was an All-Heartland Conference second-team selection, while Davenport and Spencer each was named as the conference’s defensive player of the week once during the season. The Eagles finished with an 8-9 record.